Good leadership is complex. Depending on the employees and their skills, on the world around you and the work situation, on the boss’s personal style and not least of all on a certain “national norm” – on what we have learned is “good leadership”. It is often not so easy to put into words the personal, current situation and choose the appropriate leadership style.
It is enough to look at leadership in Denmark and Sweden. Danish teams love to work spontaneously and in “free style”. Swedish teams are concerned about anchoring decisions and consensus. These different expectations require different leadership styles. Both styles fit well into certain situations and certain employees – and certain national contexts. If we compare further with leadership in Germany, we discover a more stringent, efficient and perhaps more top down management style.
There is no right or wrong – especially not in times when we do not know what the future will look like, how markets, products and the outside world will change, when we discuss agile methods.
Uta Schulz – SveTys has extensive experience in leadership in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany. She can give you and your employees the overview, tools and methods needed to develop the appropriate leadership for you, your organization and your situation.